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Internet providers in Alton, IL

1. AT&T
32% available in Alton
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

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2. T-Mobile Home Internet
44% available in Alton
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

Order online and get a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet.

3. Spectrum
70% available in Alton
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
4. Frontier
36% available in Alton
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
Speeds may vary

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

5. Rise Broadband
99% available in Alton
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. Hughesnet
99% available in Alton
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

7. Viasat
99% available in Alton
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
8. Wisper Internet
26% available in Alton
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Spectrum
70% available in Alton
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2. Earthlink Business
83% available in Alton
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. Rise Broadband
99% available in Alton
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. Hughesnet
99% available in Alton
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

5. Viasat
99% available in Alton
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
6. Wisper Internet
26% available in Alton
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. Ooma
50% available in Alton
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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1. Mint
Available in Alton
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Alton
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
99% available in Alton
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Alton
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Alton

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Alton area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$75.89/mo

Average speed
170.5 Mbps

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Alton Residential Internet Coverage

Sitting on the coast of the Mississippi River, the medium-sized city of Alton is home to 27,000 people. It's very close to the St. Louis Regional Airport, so it's a hot spot for travelers. It is also a major residential and commercial hub of this region of the Midwest, so high speed Internet is a high priority.

With a network that covers all of Alton and many of its neighbors in all directions, AT&T is a popular choice for those living in this region. It reaches all of Alton's neighborhoods, including Fosterburg in the north, downtown in the south, Alby in the west, and Forest Homes in the east. Other covered neighborhoods include central areas like Cardinal, Pearl, and Aberdeen.

Charter also boasts a competitive network in Alton. They provide high speed cable service in every part of Alton, covering the area's commercial Internet needs as well. The company reports download speeds as high as 100 Mbps.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Alton

Average download speed
170.51 Mbps

Average upload speed
28.61 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
19.88 ms

Average jitter
17.4 ms

 

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Summary of Alton internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
AT&T Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for AT&T
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
Frontier DSL N/A 3.5/5 View Plans for Frontier
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Rise Broadband
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
Wisper Internet Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for Wisper Internet

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

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